U of Nike coffee cup sales are lagging, probably because they are so damn ugly. I’m opening a contest for a logo. Winner gets a free cup with your design, and absolute anonymity. In order to “promote and encourage excellence and innovation” and in keeping with UO Article 51, all submissions become the intellectual property of the University of Nike, dot com.
Email your hi-resolution jpg or similar to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contest closes when we’re out of scotch.
Need some inspiration? A helpful UO law alum points readers to UO’s 165 page style manual. (Did UO really pay $300,000 for the Melior font?) Page 87 is below. At UO these are only for use by the Athletics Department. But here at the U of Nike we’re responsible to a higher authority:
The Supreme Court has unequivocally held that a parody may qualify as fair use
under § 107. According to the Court, a parody is the “use of some elements of a
prior author’s composition to create a new one that, at least in part, comments on
that author’s works.” Id. at 580. Like other forms of comment or criticism,
parody can provide social benefit, “by shedding light on an earlier work, and, in
the process, creating a new one.”
So, have at it: